In the run-up to publishing the anthology, Blasters and Blades was kind enough to interview Christopher DiNote and Me (h/t Ted for correcting my pre-coffee grammar) about our stories, the anthology idea, and our personal backgrounds in SFF as well as military connections (mine: MiL brat, spouse of former infantryman. Chris: active duty USAF Col.… Read More Blasters and Blades
My best prank ever! You can have a good laugh along with me, if you buy and read The Case of the Perambulating Hatrack Available now in ebook, paperback and hardback coming soon… She was trouble, and from the moment she sailed into his office in search of a PI, Soldagh Dennessey was caught… Read More An April Fool
I was stuck on the primary writing, but still needed to do my daily wordcount. So here it is, all 705 words of flash fiction that I sat down and pulled out of my head. Rusalka He dipped his hand into the water, and lifted it slowly back out, letting the droplets fall straight… Read More Rusalka
Hot Electrons! Get them while they’re still smoking! Supernatural Streets is finally out! There will be a lot of good reading in this one for you. 14 Urban Fantasy Authors, some of them names you will recognize…. And one of my Amaya Lombard tales, picking up where I left off with Possum… Read More New Release: Supernatural Streets
New anthology! Fresh off the presses! You can find fourteen impeccably edited short stories in When Valor Must Hold, tales of derring do, heroism, and hope. When all else fails, heroes take up arms and hold. Read the snippet, and then click the ‘Read More!’ to buy and read the book. It was another… Read More Hot New Release! Anthology Day
Happy Valentine’s to my readers! I present to you a dozen stories, rather than roses. Something makes me think you’ll like these better than dying flowers. High Fantasy romantic tales, every one of them. The Hearts’ Enchantment is an anthology from Huntress press, and you can find it on Amazon now (not sure yet… Read More Anthology Release Day!
Kitten pulled the scarf tighter around her head and ducked out of the door, pulling it tightly shut behind her. The scarf wasn’t just to keep the biting cold wind out. The door nearly-slammed wasn’t just to keep that wind from snatching it open and banging. Although that would make her master yell louder,… Read More Too Familiar: Odd Prompted
So my friend John Bouler is to blame for this bit of flash fiction. He commented about a vet who specialized in large animals, and cryptids. This thing sprang into my head and demanded to be written. Since I am supposed to be cooking up a storm for Thanksgiving, I am leaving this here… Read More Weird and Wonderful
You won’t want to miss this one. It’s not your run-of-the-mill fantasy. When Peter and I were talking about the cover, he described it to me as something that was influenced by his time in Africa and his reading of H Rider Haggard, and I was sold. It’s not just that I’m easy when it… Read More Peter Grant has a New Book!
For other writerly thoughts today, you could check out my Mad Genius Club post. This post is about how a story was killed by research. Or: facts and fiction get muddled easily. I was chatting with a colleague about mustangs, and how I was wondering that the BLM rehomes mustangs in the Tennessee area. She… Read More Killer Research
I wrote about blending hard science with fantasy today over at Mad Genius Club, and then, as I usually do, I decided to make up a list of books that do that blend and handle it well. Not necessarily Science Fantasy, which is a genre where the science is so advanced it is indistinguishable from… Read More Where Science Meets Magic: A Book List
Right up front, I’m going to explain why the title isn’t bad grammar. Because for some reason it was throwing me every time I saw it, until I started reading and went ‘oh!’ The Gods Defense is what someone dubbed the excuse a criminal could use when the gods made them commit a crime. Sort… Read More Review: Gods Defense